Capacity building and training

We carry out a variety of training activities to equip relevant stakeholders around the world with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, target and dismantle transnational organized crime groups involved in the trafficking of counterfeit and illicit goods.

Our international and regional training events are designed to enhance the ability of the law enforcement community, as well as judicial authorities and government officials to combat all types of counterfeiting and illicit trade.

These events allow for the possibility to bring together a variety of representatives from every step of the investigative process, including police, customs, prosecution services,  the judiciary, revenue authorities and brand holders to:

  • Present their own case studies and experiences,
  • Explain the nature and impact of illicit trade in their country;
  • Train law enforcement officers on the latest techniques and procedures, as well as give legal advice on how to build a successful case for prosecution;
  • Provide a better understanding of the relevant international legal framework.

By sharing information, law enforcement agents are better equipped to support operational efforts in targeting transnational organized criminals involved in the manufacture and smuggling of counterfeited and pirated products.

Online training

The International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) is a fully interactive online training facility on the subject of intellectual property crime. It provides leading-edge training for law enforcement, regulatory authorities and private sector investigators.

20 October 2015

Border security across Southeast Asia focus of new EU-ASEAN programme led by INTERPOL

23 September 2015

Global action against intellectual property crime focus of international conference

21 September 2015

South American operation targets crime networks behind fake goods

13 July 2015

Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods

25 June 2015

INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime campaign wins award on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

01 June 2015

Fakes worth USD 60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

19 March 2015

INTERPOL hosts global music industry anti-piracy conference

16 February 2015

Record seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-Europol operation

31 December 2014

Fakes worth EUR 37 million seized in INTERPOL coordinated operations across Europe

24 November 2014

Conference consolidates regional efforts against intellectual property crime in Middle East and North Africa

23 October 2014

INTERPOL legal seminar enhances fight against illicit trade in Gulf region

23 September 2014

Harnessing global efforts against counterfeiting and illicit trade focus of international conference

22 September 2014

INTERPOL operation nets fakes worth USD 50 million across Asia

11 September 2014

Using legal tools to combat illicit trade and counterfeiting focus of INTERPOL seminar in Poland

11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

04 July 2014

Moldova police seize smuggled snake venom

25 June 2014

Kuwait requests INTERPOL Purple Notice after fake car parts used to smuggle drugs

04 June 2014

Boosting legal capacity to tackle illicit trade and counterfeiting focus of INTERPOL seminar in Paraguay

15 May 2014

Hundreds of raids across South America net fake goods worth USD 27 million

03 April 2014

INTERPOL casebook highlights links between illicit trade and organized crime

INTERPOL's Capacity Building and Training seminar, Hangzhou, China (2013)

International IP Crime Investigators College

Online training

The International IP Crime Investigators College is a valuable resource for investigators.